Thursday, December 17, 2009

Bondi Chai by Kate

We love to find Bondi Chai "popping-up" in unexpected places. We recently came across an interesting blog where Bondi Chai has been used in a rather scrumptious sounding recipe. Of course we had to get in contact with Kate and send her some more of our delicious Bondi Chai. She hadn't used our Vanilla Honey variety yet so watch out on her blog for a yummy recipe with Vanilla Honey Bondi Chai - here is the link . If you have seen Bondi Chai somewhere unexpected let us know. If you are lucky we might just reward you with some more delicious Bondi Chai latte :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Adelaide Cafe review

If you live in Adelaide (or are visiting) why not visit two of the Adelaide Advertiser's top 3 rated coffee/espresso bars and grab a Bondi Chai. Bar 9 at 91 Glen Osmond Rd in Eastwood and Taylor Blend at 34 Hallett Road in Stonyfell both serve our delicious Bondi Chai Club Cinnamon lattes (surely this contributed to their success!) . Here is a link to Bar 9's website

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Bondi Chai makes the Top 50

We are very proud to announce that Bondi Chai latte has ranked in the top 50 at the SmartCompany Crown Lager Business Start Up Awards 2009. We actually came in at No. 43. We have quite a lot of irons in the fire at the moment so watch out for next years results - we are going for single figures!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Central Coast Market for Bondi Chai

In the past there has been a bit of a gap in our ability to get Bondi Chai latte Club Cinnamon and Vanilla Honey to our very thirsty Bondi Chai latte drinkers on the Central Coast. The good news is that there is a new Boutique Fine Food Farmers Market happening every Thursday from 9am to 1pm at The Skillion in Terrigal and Cheryl has a stall there where you can most definitely get your hands on some delicious Bondi Chai latte Club Cinnamon or Vanilla Honey. So go and see Cheryl and tell her we sent you!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bondi Chai at Nosh Deli

If you live near Yarrawonga in Victoria then you probably already know that Nosh Deli in Belmore Street serves up a very delicious Bondi Chai latte. If you live near Yarrawonga and you didn't know that Nosh Deli serves Bondi Chai latte - now you do. What a good reason to drop by and see Troy and sample one of his Bondi Chai lattes - while you are there you can also grab one of our 250g packs of Bondi Chai Club Cinnamon or Vanilla Honey so you can enjoy a Bondi Chai latte anytime!

Bondi Chai in Ballarat

We spend a lot of time on the road travelling to and from different food shows. When we can we love to drop by cafes that support us by serving our Bondi Chai latte by the cup and/or selling our 250g take home bags of Bondi Chai Vanilla Honey and Club Cinnamon. We caught up with Trudy and Maggie at the Golden Nugget Bakery in Ballarat on our way home from the Royal Melbourne Show and can personally vouch for their barista skills - the Bondi Chai was divine.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Food Lovers loves Bondi Chai

Calling all Bondi Chai lovers who live in Canberra. Did you know that you can now buy our 250g packs of Bondi Chai Club Cinnamon and Vanilla Honey at Food Lovers, Shop 36 Belconnen Markets in Lathlain Street, Belconnen. We know that it can be easy to find a cafe serving Bondi Chai latte in Canberra but buying some to enjoy at home has been a bit more difficult. So call in and see Peter and his staff at Food Lovers, grab yourself a pack of Bondi Chai and be tempted by some of the other fine food they have on offer.

Bondi Chai latte reaches Benelux

Yes, it's true. Bondi Chai latte has stretched its distribution wings again and this time we have landed in Benelux (that's Belgium, Luxemburg & Netherlands). It seems that Europeans know a good thing when they taste it and Bondi Chai latte Club Cinnamon and Vanilla Honey chai lattes have got their taste buds tingling. They are sure to enjoy the warming effects of Bondi Chai latte during their chilly winters. The best thing about Europe finally discovering Bondi Chai is that when we Australians get the travel bug (as we often do), we won't have to miss out on our Bondi Chai lattes!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Bondi Chai latte is Gluten Free

Bondi Chai latte Club Cinnamon and Vanilla Honey are delicious but did you know that they are also GLUTEN FREE. For those of you with a gluten intolerance who find it difficult sometimes to keep a bit of variety in your diet then Bondi Chai latte might be the answer. Bondi Chai is delicious as a hot or cold drink but you can also use it in your cooking for some added spice and flavour. Our friends at love our product but also have some great recipe ideas and information that might be interesting for you - even if you don't have an intolerance. They also do a newsletter so visit their website and register.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bondi Chai latte supporting our Community

Here at Bondi Chai latte we think it is really important to give back to the community in which we live. We are often contacted by schools, clubs and other organisations and are only too happy to donate some Bondi Chai latte for fundraising occasions. One such organisation is Telstra Child Flight, emergency helicopter services just for kids. They are holding a "wine, women & shoes" event on Friday 18th September at Australian Technology Park in Eveleigh (what more could a girl ask for!!). If you would like to find out more about this event or the organisation itself follow the link to their website

Alice Springs discovers Bondi Chai

Bondi Chai latte can be found in cafes and retail stores all over Australia and overseas but we are always excited about new locations where Bondi Chai latte is served. Our newest member of the Bondi Chai latte family is Wendy's in the Alice Plaza Shopping Centre in Alice Springs. I can taste it now - Club Cinnamon Bondi Chai latte and a couple of cinnamon donuts - YUM!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Bondi Chai at Much More Than Coffee

We love to hear from Cafe's that serve our delicious Bondi Chai Latte. If you are a regular at much more than coffee at the Bangor Shopping Centre then you probably already know that it is a great place to relax with a Bondi Chai latte whilst sampling some of their delicious food and browsing through their delightful range of gifts. If, on the other hand, you have never taken the time to stop and enjoy all that much more than coffee has to offer - then pop in next time you are passing - it might just become a habit you love to indulge.

"GOLD" for Bondi Chai Latte

We are very proud to announce that once again Bondi Chai Latte Club Cinnamon and Bondi Chai Latte Vanilla Honey have won GOLD MEDALS at The Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards 2009. We won GOLD MEDALS for both of our flavours for the first time at the 2008 Fine Food Awards and are very excited to follow up with GOLD MEDALS for both flavours again this year. We are the only Australian Chai Latte to hold the title of 2 time gold medal winners! Thanks to all of our supporters - keep drinking Bondi Chai and spread the word!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bondi Chai down Warragul way

If you love Bondi Chai and you live down Warragul way then you must pop in and see Anne at Leaf & Bean located in the retro McLennan Arcade, shop 5/1 Victoria Street Warragul. Leaf & Bean is a great spot for a quiet Bondi Chai latte with friends. Call in and visit today!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

"Outback" with Bondi Chai

Bondi Chai latte is not just "big" in the city, it is loved in the country aswell. If you are looking to escape the big city life then why not head out to Eldee Station, 30 minutes from Broken Hill. Naomi and Stephen will take special care to ensure all your needs are met, including a Bondi Chai latte when you need one. For more information about all that Eldee Station has to offer follow the link below.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Heavensent Bondi Chai Truffles

If you love our Bondi Chai latte, have a sweet tooth and like the finer things in life then there is a special treat just waiting for you to try. Sandy from Heavensent desserts joined us at the recent Good Food & Wine Show in Sydney and was sampling her amazing chai truffles. There were 2 flavours on offer - white chocolate and chai (this was my favourite) and dark chocolate, orange and chai. There were hundreds of people only too happy to try these delightful morsels and you can too. Just contact Sandy via her website and ask her about her Bondi Chai truffles.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Bondi Chai at the Aroma Festival

Winter is upon us and the food show circuit is well underway. We had a very successful weekend at the Good Food and Wine Show in Sydney 3-5th July and are gearing up for a big day on Sunday 19th July at Sydney's Aroma Festival at the Rocks. Fingers crossed the weather gods will be kind to us and shower us with only sunshine. We have rounded up all of our wonderful helpers to keep our free samples flowing for you and expect to do somewhere in the vicinity of 17000 samples over the 7 hours. Come along and see us and stock up on some Vanilla Honey and Club Cinnamon Bondi Chai latte. The Aroma Festival kicks off at 10am and things wind up at around 5pm.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Bondi Chai "Macksville-style"

If you find yourself on the highway passing through Macksville (near Coffs Harbour) and you are longing for the delicious flavours of Bondi Chai call in and see Simon at the Beehive Cafe. Dare to try their "almost famous" Bondi Chai thickshakes for a new Bondi Chai experience. If you just can't bear to drink Bondi Chai any other way than the original latte then rest assured, Danielle can whip you up a delicious Bondi Chai latte to soothe your weary traveling bones (trust us - we speak from experience!).

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bondi Chai goes "back to its roots"

Bondi Chai, Australia's own creamy chai latte is known and loved by many both here and overseas. This is due to lots of time and energy spent on getting the best ingredients and the best recipe for chai latte. Our recipe is based on a traditional Indian chai masala - just one on many varieties of chai available. Now we are proud to say that thanks to our very hard working International Sales and Marketing Manager we are "going back to our roots". We are just putting the final details together but Bondi Chai Club Cinnamon and Vanilla Honey chai latte will soon be enjoyed by the very people that gave us our inspiration - India. So we are very proud that our recipe is so good that even the "inventors" of chai masala love the taste!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bondi Chai - Did you know #2?

Hello all you curious Bondi Chai lovers. The time has come again for another fascinating "did you know?" fact about Bondi Chai. Did you know that Bondi Chai is low caffeine? Lots of people want to know if there is caffeine in our Club Cinnamon and Vanilla Honey Bondi Chai latte. Well the short answer is YES - but it is a tiny amount. To be a bit more precise there is approximately 25 micrograms of caffeine per serve when made to our recipe. For those of you who are not food scientists that means about the same as you would find in a cup of green tea; half as much as a normal cup of black tea and about 25% as much as a standard cup of coffee. So if you are looking for something to "perk you up" in the evenings to get you through that big assignment or workload you are barking up the wrong tree. A cup of our yummy chai latte is so "comforting" that you are more likely to fall asleep on your keyboard. If on the other hand you are a "mum-to-be", like this mum-to-be who loves our product - or someone trying to avoid too much caffeine then Bondi Chai latte is the perfect drink for you. So there you go - Bondi Chai "did you know?" fact #2 -Bondi Chai latte is a low caffeine & very yummy mummy beverage.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Win a Bondi Chai prize!

We know you love our Bondi Chai latte Club Cinnamon and Vanilla Honey, but did you know we also have some really groovy Bondi Chai latte glasses. Trust me - it tastes even better in one of these glasses! We are running a great competition at this years' Royal Easter Show in Sydney. All you have to do is buy a pack of Bondi Chai Vanilla Honey or Club Cinnamon and you will get an entry form and the chance to win one of 4 prize packs. Each prize pack includes SIX packs of Bondi Chai latte in the flavour of your choice and SIX of our branded Bondi Chai latte glasses. So come and see us in the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome, grab a free sample of our yummy Bondi Chai latte, buy a take home pack and grab your entry form into our competition. If (or should I say WHEN) you win we will deliver your prize right to your door. If you love our Bondi Chai latte glasses and don't want to wait until you win some you will also be able to buy them at our stand.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thanks Canberra!!

Wow! What a great "weekend" for the Canberra Show. The sun shone and the people came and didn't they just love our Club Cinnamon and Vanilla Honey Bondi Chai latte!! I think the cold chai lattes were nearly as popular as the yummy hot chai lattes. Of course now that you have discovered the amazing flavours of Bondi Chai you will be wondering where to get some.......well you can find us sold by the cup at Deeks cafes (they are even experimenting with including Bondi Chai in some of their bakery lines at their cafe at the Pearce Shopping Centre.) Deeks don't sell our 250g retail packs yet but while you are there ask them if they can get some in for you and you just never know what might happen!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bondi Chai on the food show circuit.

It is that time of year again. We are gearing up for the food show circuit and wanted to let you know where you will be able to come and say hello to our Team and top up your supplies of Bondi Chai Vanilla Honey and Club Cinnamon chai latte. Some of the events have not confirmed dates yet but you can find a list below of all the details we have so far:

  • Sydney Royal Easter Show 9th - 22nd April - Find us at Stand 60 in the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome.
  • Gold Coast Coffee Festival 31st May
  • Melbourne Good Food & Wine Show 5th -8th June
  • Sydney Good Food & Wine Show 3rd - 5th July
  • Aroma Festival - July - Date to be announced

See you there!

Bondi Chai at the Canberra Show

Hello to everyone in Canberra. GREAT NEWS!! Bondi Chai latte will be at the Canberra Show from the 27th of February until the 1st of March. So if you have never tasted our delicious Club Cinnamon and Vanilla Honey chai lattes then here is your chance. We will be doing FREE tastings - so make sure you try both flavours. For those already addicted to Bondi Chai latte you will be able to buy a pack (or 2) of our fantastic Bondi Chai so you can enjoy it in the comfort of your own home. Come along to site 4 in the Harvest Hall and say g'day.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Bondi Chai - did you know..........?

Good morning Bondi Chai drinkers. A friend of mine has a real thirst for trivia (or very interesting information he might say) and can often be heard to exclaim "Did you know..." followed by all sorts of weird and wonderful ponderings - many of which have no relevance to anything useful. This has inspired me to start the "Bondi Chai - did you know.......?" listings on our blog. So every now and then when the feeling grabs me I will share with you a snippet of information about Bondi Chai of which you may ior may not be aware. So here is the first one......

BONDI CHAI LATTE is NOT coffee! Now I know that all you chai addicts out there who just can't get enough of our Club Cinnamon and Vanilla Honey Bondi Chai latte will think I am taking the p***. But if I had a dollar for every person who visits the Bondi Chai latte stand at the many food shows and events we have been to I would not be sitting here now typing this - I would be relaxing with a champagne while some bronzed bloke massaged my toes! Latte automatically flashes up images of hot milky coffee to many out there but as you and I know - latte means milk - so cafe latte is coffee but Chai latte is milk tea. So there you have it - useful Bondi Chai latte fact No. 1 - chai latte is TEA, not COFFEE :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Bondi Chai now in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Well Bondi Chai is setting off overseas again and this time we are onboard a ship making its way to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia! Yes - Australia's only gold medal winning Chai Latte has tempted the tastebuds of the Saudi's and now they are under the Bondi Chai spell. One might expect that, in such a hot and dry place, the chilled Bondi Chai on ice would be a hit. But, the irrisistable Club Cinnamon and Vanilla Honey Bondi Chai lattes are just as popular - just turn the airconditioning up!

Bondi Chai says "G'day Sawtell"

Happy New Year to all the Bondi Chai latte drinkers out there!! This month we are saying G'day to Sawtell. We have it on good authority that Shimmer's Caffe Restaurant in Sawtell is a great place to grab a cup of our delicious Bondi Chai. So if you are not a local of Sawtell but are looking for a day out - why not do a bit of a Bondi Chai pilgrimage to Shimmer's Caffe Restaurant at 18 First Street, Sawtell (just South of Coffs Harbour for those not in the know). If it is a long hot drive to get there don't worry - they also do a fantastic Bondi Chai on ice - ah! I can taste it now!